The Times Are Nightfall
Shock troops of House Decados's Jakovian Agency
House Decados fields a myriad of soldiers, from psychic Screaming Dervish shock troops to vacuum-suited Marauders to hordes of serf levies armed with spears. None, however, are more feared than the Kossacks, the strong arm of their Jakovian intelligence agency. Genetically altered to the point where the Temple Avesti no longer even recognize them as human, the Kossacks are trained in the hostile environment of Severus’s moon, then subjected to chemical baths and rigorous conditioning. Nearly a quarter of the recruits die; 40% more simply fail out.
Clad in their featurless filtration helmets and wearing obsidian half-plate armor, Kossacks are unmistakable. A single Kossack is said to be the equivalent of ten ordinary men, and the Decados arm them with weapons chosen as much for their psychological effect as for their destructive power. Kossacks feel little pain, no pity, and never display mercy. They will not hesitate to sacrifice their own lives to accomplish an objective, but they’d much rather sacrifice yours.